On Heartquake and Suburbia Hallucination: Israeli-Palestinian Art Collaborations

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The proposed paper will draft an overview of recent Israeli and Palestinian/Arab Israeli art projects which work across the real or imagined boarder in collaboration. Thereby, the question becomes essential which forms of art are chosen, and which aims and objectives are pursued. By reflecting simultaneously the current socio-political context, the consideration might allow a translation of the current reality within the state of Israel.


Keywords: Israel, Palestine, Transnationalism, Aesthetics
Stream: Arts Theory and Criticism
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: Heartquake and Suburbia Hallucination. On Israeli Palestinian Art Collaboration


Dr. Leena A. Petersen

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Sussex
Center for Modern European History
Center for German Jewish Studies
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Brighton/Sussex, UK, UK

Leena Petersen’s research interests lie in the fields of aesthetics and critical theory with a particular focus on theories of imagery and language crisis in modernity. During former studies - mainly in Aesthetics/Cultural Studies and Philosophy at the Humboldt University in Berlin - her interests became focussed on the role and development of images since early modernity. Accordingly, her MA dissertation at the University of Sussex (UK) dealt with Fin-de-Siècle’s concepts of myth (from which she graduated in ‘Social and Political Thought’ with distinction). Here, she earned as well her PhD with a thesis on “Poetics of the In-between. On Linguistic Culture Critique and Physiognomic Historicity in Modernity, Examplified through Walter Benjamin and Selected Writings of his Time”. As Rosenzweig Research Fellow 2007/2008 at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, she was working on “Negative Aesthetics in German-Jewish Thought”. Currently, still associated research fellow at the Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center, Leena Petersen works at Sussex University on a comparative research project between Critical Theory and philosophy of history in 19th/20th Century Europe, concerning more particularly the early Frankfurt School and the European network of the Science of Judaism. She lives in London and Jerusalem.

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